The Sydney Film Festival returns 6-17 June, 2018

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Photo: Sydney Film Festival-2018

By SAT Sydney News Desk

SYDNEY, 7 March: Cine buffs here and all over Australia will once again be treated with world class cinema in June this year. The festival will see an array of films and expose professional film people who will make the festival worth attending.

From Wednesday 6 June to Sunday 17 June 2018, the 65th Sydney Film Festival brings the world’s best new films to Sydney for 12 days and nights of inspiring and entertaining premieres, talks, parties, international director and actor guests and more.

Sydney Film Festival Director Nashen Moodley says, “2018 is already shaping up to be another incredible year for Sydney Film Festival. Audiences will dive into 12 days of cinematic splendour, both world class features and fascinating documentaries plucked straight from Cannes, Sundance, Berlinale, and many more prestigious festivals on the international circuit.”

Over 250 films from the four corners of the globe will screen alongside a public program of free and ticketed talks and parties that will enrich the Festival experience. Over 150 local and international festival guests will attend the Festival, including directors, actors, and industry professionals.

The Festival takes place across Greater Sydney: at the State Theatre, Event Cinemas George Street, Dendy Opera Quays, Dendy Newtown, Randwick Ritz, Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace Cremorne, Art Gallery of NSW, Casula Powerhouse, Skyline Drive-In Blacktown, the Festival Hub at Sydney Town Hall and SFF Outdoor Screen in Pitt Street Mall.

Submissions for the Festival are being accepted through FilmFestivalLife. The date for international productions closed on 31 January 2018 and will close on 28 February 2018 for Australian productions and Dendy Awards for Australian Short Films, and 23 March 2018 for Documentary Australia Foundation Award.

The first titles in this year’s program will be announced on Wednesday 4 April, with the full festival program revealed in May 2018.

The 65th Sydney Film Festival is supported by the NSW Government through Screen NSW and Destination NSW, the Federal Government through Screen Australia and the City of Sydney. The Festival’s Strategic Partner is the NSW Government through Destination NSW.

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